Kodiak lived a life of misery at Onesti Zoo, which was closed by the authorities because of very bad conditions offered to the animals.
His long and strong claws disappeared while walking on the hard concrete cell and he broke his teeth while he chewed the metal bars of the cage.
He initially lived in Radauti Zoo and arrived at Onesti Zoo in 2002, to satisfy the curiosity of children there. No one knows his exact age, but no more than 18-20 years. Years of captivity had seriously affected his health and he could no longer enjoy more than a year of freedom offered by the Libearty Sanctuary.
In late August 2014, Kodiak passed away.